The Paratu

Bespoke Furniture Workshop

The modern workshop was especially designed to cater for woodworking courses. It contains a machinery bay, hand tools room, extra large centre bay for work benches also Graham's personal accommodation. Courses will be run in each of the school holiday slots - a theme will dominate each block course, yet there is room for negotiation on what is made.

The fallow deer caught browsing outside the hunter's huts in the early morning.


From a small rise inside the blackwood forest grew the concept of a workshop/dwelling. Soon the trees were cleared and the dream began....


Early days of constructing the workshop from pine milled by Graham on the property across the stream.


Now all can enjoy the fruition of the dream and taste of the tranquillity that is

'The Paratu'

Maori interpretation - the last stand.